P&O Care now has three certified orthotists serving patients on both sides of the river: Dennis Richards, Jennifer Burget, and our newest orthotist, John Lartonoix.
"I'm excited about our growth," Richards said. "It will enable us to serve more patients even faster than we have before. By making more braces in-house, we should dramatically reduce our turn-around time."
Richards began working with P&O Care in 2002 as an orthotic technician. In 2003, he graduated in the top five percent of his class from Northwestern Medical School's Orthotist Program. He then completed a residency and clinical training, which focused on TLSO applications for spinal deformities and impression techniques for all types of scoliosis.
Dennis received his ABC certification for orthotics in 2004, and since then has designed several new systems including a popular new custom knee brace.